Sandy Fortier named new executive director of Opera to Go

Opera to Go has announced the hiring of new executive director Sandy Fortier.


Fortier most recently held the position of executive director of Juneau Jazz & Classics. She is currently on the board of the Juneau Community Bands, plays in the Flutatious flute quartet, and teaches music at her private music studio.  

As a flute player and vocalist, Fortier has worked with bands, orchestras, choirs, theaters and arts education organizations throughout the country. She has worked for Theater Aspen in Aspen, Colorado; Jasper Mountain Center and School in Jasper, Oregon; the Willamette Valley Music Festival in Eugene, Oregon; and served on the board of Sparkplug Dance Educational Resources in Eugene, Oregon.

She holds a master’s degree in arts management and a certificate in nonprofit management from the University of Oregon and has a bachelor’s degree in music education from the University of Northern Colorado.

Fortier joins Opera to Go’s Artistic Director William Todd Hunt.

Now in its 15th season, Opera to Go has a number of upcoming events planned, including a full production of Dvorak’s Rusalka, based on the same myth as H. C. Andersen’s “The Little Mermaid,” as well as a recital by Philippe Damerval, an opera masterclass, and the Amalga Chamber Orchestra performance.

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